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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
... University 2021 Shen Congwen ethnicity May Fourth literature borderland spirituality In 1931, the young Shen Congwen 沈從文 (1902–1988), who would become a towering figure of modern Chinese literature, prefaced his ethnic romance “Longzhu” 龍朱 by lamenting how his ethnic traits had been lost...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... , chaps. 6–8. 6 Bulson, “Joyce's Geodesy.” 7 Frank, “Spatial Form in Modern Literature,” 791 . 8 Doleželová-Velingerová takes issue with Western criticism of Chinese novels as episodic in plot structures. She claims that the plots of late Qing chapter fictions are constructed...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 117–138.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to geopolitical reasons. This article begins with an overview of the introduction of Russian literature into Taiwan in the twentieth century. Then it focuses on the Russian imaginary in modern Chinese poetry in Taiwan as represented by two major poets: Ya Xian and Yang Mu. Rather than an influence study...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
... specifically, the essay considers how multiple waves of migration from China to Southeast Asia have resulted in a wide array of Chinese communities throughout the region, and how modern literature may be used as a prism through which to examine some of the sociocultural formations that have been generated...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... 劉再復 . “ Farewell to the Gods: Contemporary Chinese Literary Theory's Fin-de-siècle Struggle ,” translated by Howard Goldblatt . In Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Century: A Critical Survey , edited by Pang-yuan Chi and David Der-wei Wang , 1 – 13 . Bloomington...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
... literature. With stories and styles that were largely unfamiliar to Chinese readers of the time, the novel amazes these readers with wondrous details about the space and history of the borderland; at the same time, it represents the multiethnic borderland as an undisputed part of modern China, thus...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of Europe and the United States and how Chinese academia repositioned itself in response to the adoption of Western criticism on Orientalism in the 1980s. This article also traces the institutionalization of oriental literature studies in modern China under the influence of both Soviet Russian and Western...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 399–429.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Zong-qi Cai Abstract The term qing 情 (emotion) has lain at the core of Chinese thinking about literature from antiquity through modern times. It is of profound paradigmatic significance because each major reconceptualization of qing by literary writers and scholars almost invariably signifies...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 125–156.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Jianmei Liu Abstract This article contributes to the study of the cultural politics of Thirdspace in modern China, which exerted a far-reaching influence on Chinese intellectual history, literature, and culture. Although the term the third space was coined by Homi K. Bhabha, the leading figure...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2019
... will also set up a forum titled “Emergent Topics in Modern Chinese Literature” to publish short essays, manifestos, statements, polemical articles, rejoinders, and so on, that bear upon new developments in the field. All pieces will be solicited by the editors; interested authors should make a pitch...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
...: Rethinking the Peruvian Experiment under Military Rule . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2017 . Bachner, Andrea . “ Conclusion: Chinese Literatures in Conjunction .” In The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures , edited by Carlos Rojas and Andrea Bachner , 866 – 82 . New York...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2023
... modern classical Chinese poems perform in Chinese, that erudite culturism, that nostalgic classicism. Three decades' worth of the Angel Island poems were composed after the vernacular revolution in Chinese literature. 31 Yet they were written in premodern forms in classical Chinese, which makes them...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... literature, scholars of modern Chinese literature will undoubtedly hear echoes of Lu Xun 魯迅 (1881–1936) and his preface to Na han 呐喊 (A Call to Arms; 1922), published thirteen years prior to Ai Wu's collection. In the oft-cited preface, Lu Xun recounts his experience as a medical student at Sendai...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Spaces,” 3 . 10 See for instance Braester, Painting the City Red ; Scheen, Shanghai Literary Imaginings ; Song, Mapping Beijing ; Zhang, City in Modern Chinese Literature and Film . 11 This shift is described in detail by Robin Visser in her brilliant work Cities Surround...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... imagines the underground city beneath the Forbidden City, shows such glimmers of brilliance. The inclusion of Lin Huiyin with the necessary extraliterary content is one of the greatest contributions of this book. Lin is discussed briefly throughout scholarship on modern Chinese literature, architecture...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 138–169.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., or what is the work we are willing to do to understand our texts appropriately? 17 Of course, some of the people who have made the claims of separation between the modern and the premodern (e.g., Yeh and Owen) know classical Chinese literature very well indeed—all the more strange that they should try...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
... region of global Chinese literary production. 9 I first used “off-center articulations” to frame Malaysian Chinese (Mahua) literature in my book Malaysian Crossings: Place and Language in the Worlding of Modern Chinese Literature (forthcoming) and to discuss the writer Li Yongping's...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 474–490.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Shiying, Liu Na'ou .” In Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature , edited by Ming Dong Gu , 168 – 80 . London : Routledge , 2018 . Stenberg, Josh . Minority Stages: Sino-Indonesian Performance and Public Display . Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press , 2019 . Wu Xiaoli 巫小黎...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., party, and any manipulated environment or external forces. The real impetus for Liu's theory of the subjectivity of literature came from his resistance to the Chinese Communist Party's dogmatic artistic policy that restricts individual freedom of creativity in the modern and contemporary literary...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 298–325.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Chinese Literature ], no. 6 ( 2006 ): 265 – 73 . Chow, Rey . Women and Chinese Modernity: The Politics of Reading between East and West . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2003 . Ding Ling 丁玲 . Ding Ling quanji 丁玲全集 [ The Complete Works of Ding Ling ], edited by Zhang...